E3 2012 has been let loose on the world since Monday, and things haven’t stopped moving. With all the craziness and news that has ensued, its hard to keep up with all the announcements, reveals and surprises, but don’t fear, we’ve got all the news that you need to know about the gigantic gaming expo.
Microsoft kicked off E3 first with an number of expected details, as well as some pretty big surprises. Gamers obviously got a deeper look into the next instalment in one of Microsoft’s biggest franchises, Gears of War: Judgement, as well as Black Ops II, Halo 4 and the new Splinter Cell making up the bulk of the show.
Gears of War: Judgement E3 trailer criminalises Baird
Black Ops II gameplay is refreshing but familiar
Halo 4 makes an impact at E3 2012
FIFA 13 highlights Kinect integration
Splinter Cell: Black List screenshots light up the dark
Gears of War: Judgement to feature class-based multiplayer
Gears of War: Judgement campaign details
Microsoft’s SmartGlass links tablets to consoles
E3 2012: Watch the entire Microsoft presentation
EA have been terrible at keeping secrets with their upcoming games, although they never fail to impress. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (being developed by Criterion) was shown off, along with Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3 keeping eyes glued to the presentation.
Need For Speed: Most Wanted picks up the E3 heat
Dead Space 3 screenshots, a frightful duet
Dead Space 3 comes with co-op and a release window
Crysis 3 E3 gameplay drops jaws, as expected
Battlefield 3 Premium is official, price and details finalised
E3 2012: Watch the entire EA presentation
Ubisoft came in swiftly and subtly into E3, as everyone knew Assassin’s Creed III was set to be the big demonstration (and that it was); however, the publisher surprised everyone by showing off the incredible Watch Dogs.
Assassin’s Creed III gameplay makes Connor the ultimate badass
Watch Dogs: Ubisoft’s E3 surprise
Rayman Legends gameplay and details revealed
Assassin’s Creed: Liberation announced for PS Vita
Far Cry 3 screenshots – gorgeous but deadly
Watch Dogs confirmed for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
Sony once again showed the graphical prowess of their console by exhibiting Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us and God of War: Ascension, while Quantic Dream also chimed in with their new game, Beyond: Two Souls, starring Ellen Page.
The Last of Us will take your breath away
God of War: Ascension E3 gameplay and release date revealed
Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale: Drake and Big Daddy join the party
Beyond: Two Souls – Quantic Dream’s new game stars Ellen Page
Sony reveals new PlayStation Move Racing Wheel
Nintendo put a lot of focus on the Wii U and its upcoming games, particularly highlighting how their GamePad tablet controller would work with future games.
Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller: all the details
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition brings new features to Wii U
New Mario games unveiled for Wii U, 3DS
Pikmin 3 scuttling onto Nintendo Wii U
New Super Mario Bros. U screenshots
Some other cool stuff
There were plenty of other demonstrations and things happening on the showroom floor that deserve just as much attention as anything else.
Tomb Raider E3 demonstration tests Lara’s limits
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo severs everything
Resident Evil 6 brings horror back to E3
Square Enix showcase their new impressive tech demo
Star Wars 1313 may have just nabbed “best graphics” award
DmC: Dante hits the dancefloor in new E3 trailer
SimCity gets launch window, new gameplay trailer, Facebook spin-off
E3 isn’t done yet, so stay tuned to MyGaming’s E3 coverage as it unfolds.
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